by Diana Filer

  1. Mordecai Richler was the author of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.
  2. Easter Island is a special territory of Chile.
  3. Blue Zone countries are regions that are homes to some of the world’s oldest people.  Icaria, a Greek island in the Mediterranean, Okinawa and Sardinia being the top 3, perhaps because they are all islands and easy to assess.
  4. Synecdoche is a figure of speech wherein an inclusive term is used to describe a less inclusive term, eg ‘the law’ for a policeman, and vice versa, eg; ‘head’ for cattle.
  5. QAnon is a baseless, far right American internet conspiracy theory whose disciples believe that a cabal of Hollywood celebrities and billionaires engage in satanism, human trafficking and child sex abuse. Its believers have now found a niche on mainstream social media and in the Republican Party,